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Name William Frederick Stevens
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Last Known Address Marley Crescent, Marley Potts, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married with children.

Unit of Service Durham Light Infantry,   4 th Bn Yorkshire Light Infantry.     WW2 Home Guard
Number and Rank 3442,Cpl.                         34580, Sgt.                                         Lieutenant.
Date & Place of Death 1965 Sunderland. Aged 68.
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Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

William was awarded the following, Military Medal, Mention in Dispatches, Victory Medal, 1914 - 1918 British War Medal.

Gallantry Awards: Gazette Info: Gazette Date: Gazette Page: Service:
Military Medal

This Level 3 Gallantry Medal was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.).

The military decoration was awarded to W Stevens for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and W Stevens earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.
Gazette issue 31469. Military Medal; Awarded for bravery in the field.
British Army

William was known to have served in France.

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William worked at J.L. Thompson Shipbuilders, Sunderland, as a storeman.


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